Digital Design

Cindy Ward

Education/Career Background

  • 2001-2003: Associate in Industrial Technology/Commercial Graphics from Midlands Technical College.
  • 2000-2003: Graphic Designer with American Sign Shops, Lexington, SC
  • 2003-2013: Graphic Designer/Document and Fulfillment Coordinator/Account Representative with Colonial Life Insurance, Columbia, SC
  • 2013-Present: Digital Art & Design Instructor, Lexington Technology Center, Lexington, SC
  • 2017-2018 Lexington Technology Center  Teacher of the Year

Interests/Family Information

  • Member since 2005: Digital Art & Design Curriculum Standards Committee with the South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Career and Technology Education.
  • Owner since 2008: Freelance design and photography business.
  • I enjoy taking day/camping trips with my husband to the mountains of Asheville, NC or heading to any number of beaches along the South Carolina coast. I have two dogs and one cat that all think I’m crazy, but have decided to keep me!

If you would like to have the Digital Art & Design students design a logo or other graphics please email


Digital Art and Design 1 (LTC)
Grades 11, 10, 12   2 units
Industry Credential Alignment: Adobe Certified Associate – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
This course is designed for students who have an interest in pursuing a career in the graphic design field. The course begins with a basic understanding of design, color theory and typography, then moves on to build electronic design skills in corporate identity, advertising, packaging and other areas. Projects are designed to allow freedom of expression and individual interpretation. These hands-on projects are produced on computers using the latest software. Students also have access to scanners, digital cameras and color laser printers.

Digital Art and Design 2 (LTC)
Grades 12, 11   2 units
Prerequisite: Digital Art and Design 1
Industry Credential Alignment: Adobe Certified Associate – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
This course is a continuation of Digital Art and Design 1 and includes further study in the graphic field. It also includes portfolio development and presentation, along with a focus on job resumé application and interview. Students may be eligible to participate in cooperative work experiences or apprenticeships, which combine career and technology training with supervised work experience in business and industry.


Links that will take you directly to the website for Midlands Technical College program page for “Commercial Graphics”. Students can use knowledge from our Digital Art & Design class and apply to any of these programs offered at MTC.

Commercial Graphics Technician

Commercial Graphic Communications

Electronic Publishing

Offset Prepress Techniques